Tuesday, June 08, 2010

More MEPs

Jeffrey Simpson from the Globe and Mail writes about Message Event Proposals and Harper's need to control everything. He promised better transparency and now it's all gone. Every media release or event is based around getting a better image for the party. Harper makes sure his party gains political points and to do it, every event is heavily scripted in advance. We don't need this brainwashing.


From then on, centralized message control, enforced by the Prime Minister himself and reinforced by fear, became the modus operandi of this government.
Obviously, the Prime Minister thinks this system works, or it would have been changed. It offers the spin and control he desires. It also conveys the impression of a government of little emotion, with distant, even fearful men and women.
Read more at the Globe and Mail.

2 comments:

  1. Most of us have realized this for a long time. All you had to do was view the ads, listen to the responses with just the slightest amount of doubt and it was obvious. And to some degree all governments have done this in the past, but not to the extent of this prime minister and his party.

    But in typical Harper fashion, they bungled it and left a paper trail and now more Canadians might finally wake up and start paying attention.

    Beautiful.

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  2. Harper scares me,not because I can see what he is doing, but how many others cannot. It is about time. Why are the Press afraid of him... this isn't the USSR, yet!

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